Lake County, Fla. Schools Incur Unexpected Costs Instituting Healthy Lunches

Lake County, Fla. schools have learned the federal government's push to get children to eat healthier at school comes at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars, due to the trial and error involved in finding out what  kids will and will not eat, according to WFTV-TV in Orlando, Fla. For the full story, click here

Editor’s  Insight: With food costs rising, school food costs are going up. As more districts introduce more nutritious food to meet government nutrition rules, the costs will be higher than many expect.

This situation presents an opportunity for commercial foodservice contractors, who oftentimes have better delivery systems in place than in-house school foodservice departments.

The education sector also offers opportunity to vending operators who are more knowledgeable about nutritional vend offerings than most school foodservice directors. 02-23-12 By Elliot Maras